Cornerhouse - is Greater Manchester's international centre for contemporary visual arts and film. Located in the heart of Manchester, UK, the centre has 3 floors of contemporary art galleries, 3 cinema screens, a bar, café and bookshop. Cornerhouse also operates an international publications service distributing visual arts books and catalogues.
Greater Manchester's Museum of Transport - has one of the largest collections of its kind in the country. It is run by the volunteers of the Greater Manchester Transport Society (GMTS) but the Museum is owned by the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive. As part of its duty to promote interest in passenger transport in Greater Manchester, the Executive has worked with the GMTS and a museum has been established at Boyle Street, Cheetham, Manchester since 1979. The collection of vehicles in the Museum is constantly growing as new acquisitions are made, and some of the Museum vehicles featured on this website may be away from display in storage or under restoration. During the summer months, vehicles from the Museum regularly attend vintage gatherings and other events.
Jodrell Bank Observatory - The Lovell Telescope has stood proudly over the Cheshire Plain for over 40 years. It is the flagship of the Jodrell Bank Observatory which is part of the School of Physics and Astronomy of The University of Manchester. The observatory is a place of learning, teaching and research for the many engineers, astronomers and students who develop and use the radio telescopes here. Manchester astronomers also use X-ray, optical, infrared and millimetre-wave instruments across the globe and in space to make complementary observations. Jodrell Bank is also a place of wonder and inspiration for the 140,000 who visit our Science Centre each year.
Manchester Museum - provides access to about six million items from every continent of the globe. Butterflies and carvings from India; birds and bark-cloth from the Pacific; live frogs and ancient pottery from America; fossils and native art from Australia; mammals and ancient Egyptian craftsmanship from Africa; plants, coins and minerals from Europe; art from past civilisations of the Mediterranean; and beetles, armour and archery from Asia.
Museum of Science - Situated in the oldest passenger railway buildings in the world, the Museum tells the story of the history, science and industry of Manchester - the world's first industrial city. Entry to the Museum's permanent collections is free for everyone.
People's History Museum - explores the world changing events led by the working people of Britain. It is the national centre for the collection, conservation, interpretation and study of material relating to the history of working people in Britain. The museum occupies two sites in Manchester city centre. All its public galleries, education services, shop and café are housed in the Pump House on Bridge Street, a unique museum dedicated to the 'extraordinary story of ordinary people', offering a new look at the lives of working people over the last 200 years.
Victoria Baths - near Longsight in Manchester, were designed as a prestigious baths complex by Manchester's first City Architect, Henry Price, and opened by Manchester Corporation in 1906. In their design and construction no expense was spared. The facade has multi-coloured brickwork and teracotta decoration, the main interior public spaces are clad in glazed tiles from floor to ceiling and most of the many windows have decorative stained glass.
Whitworth Art Gallery - Art Gallery section containing information on the Whitworth Art Gallery in The University of Manchester is the organisation for speciality food and drink producers in the region, raising profile and developing markets for local produce.